Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

John Waters

Going world class

Going world class

When it comes to destination cities, Minneapolis long ago took its place with the San Franciscos, New Yorks and Montreals of North America. It boasts impressive architecture, a vibrant arts community, and wonderful dining and shopping. And its proximity to Chicago — a little more than 400 miles — makes it ideal for a long-weekend getaway. Such a short visit necessitates smart use of your time, however. But whether you're taking in an exhibition at the Walker Art Center or the Weisman Art Museum, seeing a play at the Guthrie Theater, boosting the nation's economy at the Mall of America in suburban Bloomington or catching the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, one thing...